10 biggest Stockholm tech startup stories of 2016
While 2016 may have come and gone, it won’t soon be forgotten by anyone active in the Stockholm tech startup scene. A new year is upon us, and with it the promise of new discoveries, innovations, and – for Stockholm’s entrepreneurs – the chance to build on some of the trends that characterized the city’s startup scene in 2016.
Investments in Stockholm hit new record highs
2016 has been another amazing year for Stockholm’s startup scene. Interest and investments into Stockholm tech companies continued to rise, with nearly three times as many investments in 2016 than the previous year.
Stockholm's housing construction boom
No matter where you’re from or what you do, if you find yourself in Stockholm, the city’s housing situation is always a hot topic of conversation. And as more people move to Stockholm to take advantage of the wide-range of opportunities there, the city is working feverishly to expand the housing supply to keep up with growing demand.
Stockholm’s Silver Screen: ’The sky’s the limit’
You might think Swedish film had a Golden Era. Sirens like Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman have been immortalized in the Hollywood classics of the 1930s and 40s. Directors Ingmar Bergman and Victor Sjöström helped shape the very legacy of film.
Startups lining up for space in Stockholm's first fintech hub
Find out why fintech companies in Stockholm can’t wait to join the newest startup hub, and how it will affect the city’s status as a digital financial centre.
Why Stockholm is leading the way in clean energy innovation
Stockholm is home to nearly 1 million inhabitants. It's the fastest growing capital in Europe. But you wouldn't know that by looking at it – rather than dense crowds and pollution, Stockholm offers green parks, fresh sea air, and sparkling blue waterways clean enough to swim in.
Why Stockholm is a magnet for foreign talent
This week thousands of startup founders, investors, journalists, and tech-lovers are gathering in Helsinki for Slush - a massive startup conference putting Nordic innovations in the spotlight.
Stockholm-Uppsala joins forces to attract EMA
The Stockholm-Uppsala region has already made the future investments to which the European Medicines Agency (EMA) requires access in order for the EU to resume its leading international position in life science. The below debate article was published in Swedish media Dagens Samhälle under the headline “Seize the Brexit effect and attract EMA”.
How Stockholm is solving the talent shortage long-term
Sweden's tech sector keeps expanding, and Stockholm is drawing in the lion's share of talent from abroad to work at its innumerable startups. But while Stockholm startups are eager to bolster their companies with talent from abroad, they realize that recruiting from abroad won't prevent the massive skill shortage that's coming.
How Stockholm's cold climate boosts creativity
Picture the scene: Dusk begins to settle on Stockholm, magnifying the glow from the candle-lit windows that warm the city. Frost invades the Swedish capital as quickly as the sun fades, the vicious bite of the ice ushering people indoors. It’s dark, it’s cold and (this is the best part) it’s only 3pm!